All's well that ends well

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:32 AM ET

There is an intriguing tale of two different defensive ends forming this week.

At one end of the defensive line there is Fred Perry, who has now been declared probable to play Friday (7 p.m. Commonwealth Stadium) for the Edmonton Eskimos against the B.C. Lions.

Set to play in his first game since breaking his leg against the Toronto Argos on July 20, Perry will provide an emotional lift for the front four.

The leader in defensive tackles (70) and sacks (eight) in Saskatchewan last year, Perry believes he still has an explosive move off the snap of the ball.

"I am hungry," said Perry.

"Sitting out all those weeks and finally getting on the football field, (I'll) be taking out a lot of frustration."

It appears Brandon Guillory will be Perry's bookend on the front four, starting at the other defensive end position.

Fresh from recording four sacks in the last two games, Guillory is out of head coach Danny Maciocia's doghouse for the moment.

"He is playing like his hair is on fire," said Maciocia on Guillory. "That is good and that is what we need.

"It has been way overdue.

"He has got the ability to be pretty good. He just needs to understand there is more to it than rushing the passer and getting sacks.

"You have got to play the run. You got to play your responsibility.

"Everybody has got an assignment on every single call.

"He is focused right now. He is dialed in."

While Maciocia isn't revealing who is going to come off the roster to make room for Perry, it appears import Jim Davis is the odd man out.

If Perry and Guillory start Friday, it will mark the first time they have played together in a regular-season game.

Guillory was a healthy scratch for the first four games of the year.

With the Esks now two points from first place in the West Division with three games left they likely form a one-two punch combo.


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